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Tainted teething syrup kills 84 babies in Nigeria
'My Child' medicine found to contain anti-freeze By Daniel Howden, Africa correspondent
The Independent (UK)
At least 84 babies have died in Nigeria after being fed a tainted teething syrup containing chemicals used in anti-freeze and brake fluid, the Health Ministry in Abuja has revealed.
The contaminated drug called My Pikin, Nigerian pidgin for "my child", brought on fever, convulsions, diarrhoea and vomiting, and left the victims unable to urinate. Of the 111 babies known to have received the poisonous batch, three-quarters have died.
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